Choose trees over sidewalks

Recently I was saddened to see numerous healthy trees cut down on Plant Street. I know this has happened in other parts of New London due to sidewalk replacements.

It's easy to assume this is a normal procedure when sidewalks are dug up and cement is poured! However, on a very recent trip to several historic and beautiful cities along the eastern seaboard I found myself noticing how they handle this "issue." The bottom line: they do not destroy trees! The sidewalks are quirky and often a bit uneven but the trees rule!

I think a lot of the problem seems to be the population of the areas where we visited fight for preservation of buildings, of cultures, of lifestyle and, yes, of trees! We sadly do not.

Kathleen Amrein

New London

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